Ulterion® Coatings Make Paper Packaging Truly Sustainable

By June 25, 2019November 30th, 2020No Comments

Taylors, SC, June 25, 2019 – Jain Chem, Ltd. of Taylors, South Carolina has struck a blow for the circular economy with its introduction of Ulterion®, a range of highly sustainable functional and barrier coatings for paper and paperboard packaging.  The Ulterion® range includes highly effective, water-resistant replacements for non-recyclable plastic films as well as grease-resistant replacements for non-compostable fluorochemicals, silicone, chromium and other less-desirable coatings.  Ulterion® also offers coatings that provide baking release, heat-sealability, print protection and other desired functionality.  Ulterion® checks all the boxes for sustainability because:

  • Ulterion® coatings technology converts plastic waste into non-plastic, recyclable materials that enhance the protective and functional properties of fiber-based packaging
  • Packages coated with Ulterion® are 99.5% repulpable and can be easily recycled into food-grade packaging paper or board
  • Ulterion® coatings do not inhibit compostability
  • Ulterion® coatings contain up to 95% recycled and renewable materials. Ulterion® upcycles waste PET beverage bottles as a primary raw material in its coating system, which diverts billions of plastic bottles from the landfill and marine waste stream
  • The use of Ulterion® coatings does not require any alterations to the package converting process
  • Ulterion® coatings are FDA approved, BfR listed and fully comply with California’s strict Proposition 65 requirements

In its first major product rollout, well over 2 million paper cups coated with Ulterion® have been sold by a major fast-food chain and no complaints have been received, a testament to the effectiveness of Ulterion® coatings.  Paper cups coated with Ulterion® are available now from major cup converters throughout North America and soon to be available in Europe.

Surendra Jain, Chairman of Jain Chem, Ltd. states, “We created Ulterion® coatings to help the world flourish in a clean environment”  Manoj Jain, CEO of Jain Chem continues, “When we considered the amount of packaging waste that occurs in our culture, we realized that we could really contribute to the circular economy. Ulterion® diverts billions of plastic bottles and billions of pounds of paper packaging waste from landfills and waterways.”

Contact:  Gil Sherman, Sales Manager, Jain Chem, Ltd. (864) 323-6993